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Venture catalyst to aid Benton, Linn county towns

With a population of 636, the community of Monroe doesn’t have the resources to hire a full-time economic development director.

But thanks to a coalition of eight small communities in Benton and Linn counties — united by the Regional Accelerator & Innovation Network — a new full-time venture catalyst will soon be hired to identify and find financial support for budding entrepreneurs in the mid-valley. 12 more words

Albany Democrat Herald

Pleasant Shade Cemetery

About six years ago, i started hacking away at the brush, weeds, and sprouts which had engulfed a tiny cemetery at the corner of what was my grandpa’s land (he gave it to me later).  7,073 more words


OR - Search continues for missing Idanha man | Democrat-Herald

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to try to locate a missing Idanha man, said Sheriff Bruce Riley, in a news release issued on Thursday afternoon. 26 more words


The Missing Link in Local Trails

The Cedar Valley Nature Trail is an amazing recreational trail here in eastern Iowa.  Travelling from just north of Cedar Rapids in Hiawatha over 50 miles north to Waterloo it is justifiably a gem for those of us addicted to two wheeled recreation. 286 more words

Heroin cases down, drug DUIIs up in '17, Linn DA says

Linn County District Attorney Doug Marteeny keeps a close eye on the cases his office handles, and in 2017, he noticed an unwelcome trend: The number of driving under the influence of intoxicants cases involving narcotics, stimulants (generally methamphetamine) and marijuana in Linn County outnumbered those involving alcohol. 26 more words

Albany Democrat Herald

Linn Court rejects HB 3078 sentencing guidelines

Linn County has become the fifth county in Oregon to successfully challenge a new state law — House Bill 3078 — that reduced mandatory sentences for the crimes of ID and first-degree theft. 29 more words

House Bills

County public health programs rated 'strong' in state review

The Linn County Department of Health has many areas of strength, according to the state’s most recent triennial review of the department.

“This happens every three years and it is based on the intergovernmental agreement between the county and the state,” said Kimberly La Croix, of the Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division. 9 more words

Health Authority